Note — Nov 04, 2018

The Copyright Office Just Greenlit a Suite of DRM-Breaking Exemptions to the DMCA

Seen in → No.55

Source → boingboing.net/2018/10/25/use-exemptions.html/

Lots of progress with this new decision (when have you heard that from the US this year?!) but still not going as far as needed. I’d be curious to know how much farmers and their DRMed tractors weighed in this whole review.

It’s an extremely encouraging document! The Copyright Office granted the majority of exemptions, including key exemptions around the right to repair and legal protection for security research. They did partially or completely deny some vital petitions, unfortunately, including ones related to jailbreaking media to make fair uses, and some related to preserving old video games.